Why Are Cockapoos So Annoying? 

Are you heading out to adopt or shop for a cockapoo? Well, being a cockapoo pet parent can bring a lot of joy into your life, but you need to be aware of their personality traits. 

Cockapoos aren’t foolish – they have different kinds of personality traits and they feel and think like human beings. If not smarter, they are certainly living beings with emotions. 

There are probably thousands of dog breeds out there, but if your heart is set on getting a cockapoo, it’s best to understand their personality before getting one home. 

Cockapoos can be annoying when they don’t get the love and attention they deserve. This particular dog breed is full of energy. So, lack of exercise is another reason that your cockapoo puppy could be annoying the life out of you.

Why Are Cockapoos So Annoying

Clearly, getting a cockapoo is a big decision, dear friend. Cockapoos aren’t your regular fluffy and cuddly furballs. 

They have specific needs, so you have to take charge and be a good parent. Make a wise decision because cockapoos need plenty of attention and in failing to do so, you will be able to witness the tenacious side of the little furball. 

Many pet parents will tell you that cockapoos are annoying. The question is – Why are cockapoos so annoying? Of course, they are cute with button noses and furry bodies, but they can get on your nerves at times. 

Since you’re here, feel free to read the entire post as we have a lot to share with you. Dive right in, a curious reader and prospective pet parent! 

Cockapoo Personality Traits 

Before we get into the details, it’s important to understand the personality traits of your cockapoo. Cockapoos need 15 to 20 minutes of exercise in a day. They love being outdoors and would love to join you for a little swim as well.  

Please note that cockapoos are not a pure breed. They’re a mix of poodle and cocker spaniel. You will get confused by their appearance because they have the shagginess and cuteness of both cocker spaniels and poodles. 

As for their personality, they tend to be loving, sweet, and friendly. The credit goes to both breeds (the cockapoo’s parents). They’re very intelligent, enthusiastic, and easy to train. 

We started on a different note, right? Cockapoos are little jokers. Their tactics might make you laugh and sometimes it can get annoying as well. 

The cockapoo breed does not like the idea of being alone. They suffer from separation anxiety and get annoyed when left alone for a very long period. 

There is a burst of energy in cockapoos which makes them quite adorable. 

Do cockapoos bark too much? 

As we mentioned before, cockapoos hate the idea of being left alone. Also, they have a burst of energy which they need to expend somewhere or the other. 

Cutting back to the chase – YES! Cockapoos bark too much. There are a number of reasons as to why they bark too much. 

But they are going to bark relentlessly till you train them not to. 

All of us are leading busy lives and need to be out for several hours. A maximum of 4 to 5 hours is doable, but the cockapoo won’t be able to adjust in a home where the pet parent stays away for 8 hours. 

You need to train your cockapoo to NOT bark relentlessly and get used to you not being around for 4 to 5 hours a day. 

After all, we need to think about our neighborhood as well. There’s a chance that the cockapoo will reply to a dog bark that came from a distance. Can you control that? Yes, with proper training, you will be able to take care of excessive barking. 

What could be the other reasons for barking relentlessly? Could it be boredom? Do they get enough exercise? Do they wish to go out more often? Do they want to play? Well, keep reading as the next section answers your question. 

Is your cockapoo bored? 

You have been ordering the same tuna sandwich and fried chicken from a nearby restaurant. How about ordering a hamburger? Human beings need a change of scenery, food, friends, work, and a lot more things.

Change of partner? Maybe not in all cases! Some of us are clearly happy in our family setting and the partner we have chosen. 

Jokes aside, cockapoos have emotions too. If you give them the same food every day, they will stop eating and throw tantrums. 

The question is – Is your cockapoo bored? They can’t get bored of their human parents, but they can get bored at home or with the same kind of food. 

The first thing you need to do is look for the signs of boredom. 

Pawing your hand or leg for attention – When you get back home or sit with your laptop, you might find your cockapoo pawing your legs or hand. They might be asking for food or it’s possible that they need attention.

Cockapoos Pawing your hand

Look at them! Hear them out even if you can’t understand their language. Your cockapoo is trying to tell you something. They want attention from you, so give it to them. The pawing behavior may seem annoying to you, but it’s just their way of communicating. 

Your cockapoo is unusually lazy – Cockapoos can get bored easily, especially when they don’t get to go out or have no interactivity. Dogs can’t talk to you in human words, but they can tell you about their emotions through signs.

Bored cockapoos will seem disinterested and lazy. If they are lazing in one corner and not responding to you, they’re bored. Maybe it’s the lack of activity, so you need to understand these signs and take them out for a drive or a beach run. 

At what age would your cockapoo calm down? 

We walked into a veterinary clinic and had a little chat with the doctor. A general query came up from a cockapoo parent – ‘When will my cockapoo calm down?’ 

The veterinary doctor stared at the pet parent and there was a long pause. 

“You want your cockapoo to sit silently in a corner and not play with you? I could do that, sure!’’ 

Most of us get a dog with the thought, ‘Oh it will be exciting to have a cockapoo puppy! I will get back home and the cockapoo will wag his tail and entertain me through the day. Maybe quarantine won’t be as bad with a dog by my side.’’ 

Here’s an interesting watch for prospective cockapoo parents: 

Watch Brian Faulkner (veterinary expert) talk about cockapoo temperament and more. 

Cockapoo Puppies and Dogs: Temperament, Lifespan & more | Petplan

It can be a little selfish to think about your needs and complaints. Have you thought about what the dog wants or needs? 

Cockapoos are not exactly annoying – they are demanding. They demand attention and playtime with you. 

If you are leaving them alone for a long period, they are obviously going to bark and feel bored. You can train them to be left alone for a few hours and not bark relentlessly, but you still need to take them out for walks and playtime. 

As for calming down, cockapoos might calm down at the age of three or four. Usually, most dogs calm down by this age. But there will still be a burst of energy so exercise is necessary. 

Why do cockapoos go crazy when bored? 

So, cockapoos are not a pure breed. As we mentioned before, they’re cross-bred (poodle and cocker spaniel). 

A bored cockapoo will be a hyperactive cockapoo. They can indulge in destructive behavior if they are too bored. Cockapoos need a lot of mental stimulation. 

If you intend to go to work for 5 to 6 hours, make sure you take your cockapoo out for a run or a walk beforehand. This way they will get a dose of playtime and might get tired. 

When dogs are tired, they sleep in the afternoon or whenever they feel like it. 

Cockapoos have the tendency to create a lot of menaces if they don’t get exercise, playtime, or interactivity. 

You need to take them out twice to thrice a day. After all, they need to relieve and freshen up. 

Concluding Thoughts 

Cockapoos are adorable. You get the best of both worlds when you have a cockapoo by your side. Yes, they’re a bit annoying with their demanding nature, but they love to cuddle and play. 

You are going to have a wonderful companion because cockapoos are true buddies! 

Give them love, train them properly, and ensure that they get lots of playtime and exercise. If this is taken care of, your cockapoo will be a happy and lovable cockapoo. 

Susan R Elliston

I have over 11 years of experience as a vet working with a wonderful variety of species of innocent and lovely animals. Whilst I still work two days a week for a local practice, I realized that I could help more people by sharing my knowledge and experience with my readers.

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